Beware of scams linked to Las Vegas shooting
NEW YORK (LilaMax Media) —
Scammers are preying on people who want to help the families of those affected by the Las Vegas mass shooting. The Federal Trade Commission has issued an alert and says consumers should do the following to make sure the charity is legitimate: ask for written information, call the charity, and never give out personal information. Consumers should also watch for "look alike" charities that have names similar to well-known organizations.
Casino stocks did get an official downgrade as analysts worry tourists will stay away. Susquehanna Research says while the long term outlook for Las Vegas is strong, they are concerned about a hit to profits in the near term.
It looks like all the new shoppers to Whole Foods since the Amazon merger came from Trader Joe's, Costco and Walmart. That information comes from the Thasos Group, which is a group that uses mobile tracking data to see how consumer behave. Walmart has been expanding its organic products lately to compete in the grocery business.
Weddings are getting more elaborate and more guests are turning down invitations. LendEDU says the average wedding guests spends almost $1,400 on gifts, flights, and hotel rooms, and that it's not uncommon to get invites to more than one wedding a year. Some 40 percent of wedding guests have skipped out on attending a ceremony due to its cost, a previous survey by travel website Priceline found.